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DMU welcomes move to extend funding support for EU students

Students at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) have welcomed news that funding support will still be available to EU students for the 2017/18 academic year.

The Government has announced that EU students applying for a place at an English university in the 2017 to 2018 academic year will continue to be eligible for student loans and grants for the duration of their course.

French student Cloe Monges, who has just started the first year of her English Language and English Literature degree at DMU, said she was pleased to hear the news.

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Cloe said: “For me, it is really pleasing to hear that we are being given the opportunity to keep coming and studying, at least for the next few years.

“My goal is to teach English back in France and there is no substitute for studying English in England.

“Leicester is beautiful and I am enjoying being with so many different students from all over the world. I know plenty of friends back in France who will be happy to hear this news – it means they can apply to study in the UK.”

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Since the EU referendum result was announced on 24 June, there has been a lot of uncertainty about the future status of university staff and students from the EU studying in the UK.

DMU responded to the vote by launching its #LoveInternational campaign, starting a petition to protect the residency rights of international staff and making a series of visits to European cities to meet prospective students, education leaders and media to talk frankly about Brexit and make clear that DMU is open for business as usual.

You can read more about the details of the funding announcement here.

Posted on Wednesday 12th October 2016

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